JIRCAS Report

KEPCO Adopts the Shrimp Production System Developed by the Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration that Includes JIRCAS

Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. (KEPCO) has adopted the Indoor Shrimp Production System (ISPS), a land-based aquaculture method for production and processing of whiteleg shrimp, developed by the industry-academia-government collaboration that includes JIRCAS, IMT Engineering Inc. etc.

Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste Visits TARF

The Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste to Japan, His Excellency Mr.Ilidio Ximenes da Costa, visited the Tropical Agriculture Research Front (TARF) of JIRCAS on October 22, 2020.

Application Procedure for Senior Researcher

The Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) is now accepting applications for employment of a researcher.

Kosakai Junior High School Students Visit JIRCAS

A group of 28 third-year students and 3 teachers from Kosakai Junior High School in Toyokawa City, Aichi Prefecture visited JIRCAS on October 5, 2020 through the Tsukuba Science Tour program to learn about the research sites and research activities of JIRCAS.

JIRCAS Researcher Receives “Technology Award” from the Japanese Society for Plant Biotechnology

The Japanese Society for Plant Biotechnology (formerly Japanese Society for Plant Cell and Molecular Biology) presented the 2020 Technology Award to JIRCAS Researcher HOSHIKAWA Ken (Biological Resources and Post-harvest Division), Professor MIURA Kenji (University of Tsukuba) and Professor EZURA Hiroshi (Tsukuba-Plant Innovation Research Center, University of Tsukuba).

JIRCAS Receives Mango Tree Encyclopedia from His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik Al Said of Oman

His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik Al Said of Oman, gifted JIRCAS with the Mango Tree Encyclopedia published by the Sultanate of Oman.

JIRCAS-FFTC International Workshop on “Applicable Solutions Against Rice Blast in Asia”

The International Workshop "Applicable Solutions Against Rice Blast in Asia" co-organized by JIRCAS and the Food and Fertilizer Technology Center (FFTC) was held on September 18, 2020. Due to the influence of COVID-19, it was held as an online conference with JIRCAS as the main venue.

MOU with Food and Fertilizer Technology Center for the Asian and Pacific Region (FFTC)

The Food and Fertilizer Technology Center for the Asian and Pacific Region (FFTC) and JIRCAS signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on September 7, 2020.

MOU with Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute

The new MOU was signed by MARDI Director General, Dr. Mohamad Roff Mohd Noor, and JIRCAS President, Dr. IWANAGA Masa, on September 8, 2020 in an on-line signing ceremony organized by both institutes.

FY2019 JIRCAS Visiting Research Fellows Present Research Outputs

The JIRCAS visiting research fellows for FY2019 presented their research outputs in a meeting held on September 4, 2020.